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Growth motor development levels of young children in cricket, volleyball and athletics


Abdullah, Borhannudin and Shafie, Nor Amalina and Yusof, Aminuddin and Shamsudin, Shamsulariffin and Salehhodin, Siti Nur Sarah (2017) Growth motor development levels of young children in cricket, volleyball and athletics. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (14). pp. 265-271. ISSN 2222-6990


The purpose of this study was to identify the gross motor development level of primary school students playing three different sports (athletics, volleyball and cricket). A total of 90 subjects (athletics = 30, volleyball=30, cricket =30) participated in the study. Gross motor development tests Ulrich (2000) with a coefficient of 0.88-0.96 (Hardy, 2009) was conducted to assess the level of gross motor development of young athletes from different sports. There was a significant difference [F (2,87) = 108.2, p = 0.00 ] for gross motor development among young athletes for different sports (athletics, crickets, and volleyball). Post hoc analysis on the GMDQ mean scores showed cricket and volleyball players differed from athletics (p<0.01). Age of locomotor (AEL) scores for the three types of sports also shows significant differences [F (2,87)=86.6, p<0.00] for all three sports. For control object scores (AEM), there were significant differences [F (2,87) = 61.2 , p = 0.00 ] between volleyball and cricket (p <0.01) players. There are differences in gross motor development among young children participating in sports such as athletics, volleyball, and cricket.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i14/3666
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Notes: Special issue - 4th International Conference on Educational Research and Practice 2017
Keywords: Motor development; GMDQ; Volleyball players
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 00:57
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 00:57
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59188
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